I would like to use OpenBoard on NixOS. The program can be found at https://www.openboard.ch/index.en.html.
The program is not found inside nixpkgs repository and neither in the NUR repos. I tried writing a derivation to get it working, but I did not succeed so far. Still a novice at this.
Any help would be appreciated!
Is there a snippet
default.nix you’ve tried? It seems they use
qmake so you may get inspiration with
git grep qmake in Nixpkgs and search for other packages that are built that way?
I also see that they recommend build it against the latest qt5 which is 5.5:
While we have an issue with qt5 upgrade:
I did not go the build from source route, but rather let the default.nix file download the .deb file they provide and extract that. I have seen a few packages on nixpkgs repo that also do that. But I don’t know most of the functions used and I cannot find an explanation on the nix manual either.
So I am mostly stepping in the dark trying out random things.